Kumi Naidoo: Climate Apartheid – Greenpeace Chief Says Poorest Suffer Brunt of Rich Nations’ Emissions


Democracy Now!

Published on Dec 10, 2015

Representatives from nearly 200 nations are in the final stretch of negotiations at the U.N. climate summit in Paris. The text has nearly 100 outstanding points of disagreement that still need to be resolved. One of the most contentious issues is the role that wealthy and more advanced developing countries should play in helping vulnerable nations cope with the impacts of climate change. “I feel — and this is not comfortable to say — if London, Paris, Washington, Brussels were facing as urgent the situation that we are facing in the developing parts of the world, I don’t think we would be having such a struggle to get the kind of ambition that we need and the goal of reaching 100 percent renewable energy by 2050,” says Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace International. We speak with Naidoo about what he calls “climate apartheid.”

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